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    September 23, 2010
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renaming it the goodrich bart station? like the sound of that? well, bart checked out that and 16 other new ways to raise money through advertising and narrowed it down to five possibilities. >> reporter: most people get a job to bring home cash. bart is eyeing advertising. >> hopefully it will work. i don't want them to raise fares again. >> reporter: some ads are already posted at station platforms, but five ideas will up the ante and possibly bring in an additional $4 million to $6 million a year bringing up the question: is bart willing to do anything to bring in bucks? >> we say anything to raise money, i think i would slightly rephrase that and say that we're going to be as creative as possible. >> reporter: ideas include the installation of billboards on bart property, which of course passengers would be able to see from the train. a video network to feature train schedules and delays, news, weather, sports and ads. monitors would hang both in the trains and in the stations
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audio optional. if approved, full train wraps to make $100,000 a month. bart has already done promotional partnerships to promote its sfo routes as well as free rides on "spare the air" days. there is the moneymaker used at sports stadiums across the country, naming rights. >> i think it would be good to name a station after me. [ laughter ] >> at the right price, possibly. but that idea may not fly since customers associate stations with cities and landmarks. >> they know where embarcadero is in san francisco. they know where oakland citycenter is. these are geographical places we want to stick with that theme. it's been that way for many, many years. the board solidified that in 2001 and they don't particularly want to change it. >> reporter: bart says 90% of revenue comes from the fare boxes and sales tax. multimedia advertising is just one of many ideas being floated to raise more money. one other thing to consider, whether using ads to turn on the cash flow might turn off folks who ride. >> as a young person who is
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constantly bombarded by advertisements and different venues all over the place and i'm one of the main targets of a lot of advertisers, i don't enjoy it very much. >> reporter: well, i'm told if the bart board approves any of the ideas, juliette, the money making projects could get going quickly within six months to a year. >> all right. sherry hu, sherry, thank you. well, for the third time this year, a.c. transit is cutting service. the board voted unanimously last night to cut nearly half of the agency's weekend service 2/3 of the other night lines. the move will mean about 90 job cuts. and the reductions are expected to save more than $11 million. >> it's unavoidable in the sense that our financial level is such that we can't afford to do otherwise. >> you got blind people. you got people on crutches. you got all kind of people's out there who need help. >> the latest rounds of cuts will take effect in december. california's budget is now
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a record-breaking 85 days overdue but just a short time ago we learned of a potential breakthrough to end the stalemate. leaders and governor schwarzenegger met today in santa monica because the governor is still battling a bad cold. the governor's office says democrats and republicans have reached the framework of a budget agreement. they plan to work on details over the weekend with the goal of reaching a final deal on monday. right now, california faces a $19 billion budget deficit. today state leaders decided that they want an outside source to investigate the deadly pipeline blast in san bruno. the california public utilities commission voted unanimously to name an independent panel. the group will look into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid that disaster. consumer advocates praised the decision but say that the panel needs to be chosen carefully. >> our basic concern is it make sure that the composition of this blue ribbon commission is
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truly independent. >> state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel with shareholder money. they want to make sure customers do not foot the bill. also today, at the blast site, crews began the process of clearing up all the debris. rick villaroman on the big job they have ahead of them reporter: that was a scene two weeks ago after a natural gas line unexpectedly exploded sending flames up to 300 feet in the air. this is the scene today as the hard work of cleaning up gets under way. >> they are going in layers. they are removing what they need to remove first, large debris, the concrete and metal. they will start then on the ash layer and then at some point once they get done with that, they will be scraping into the landscape and taking two to three inches off the soil. >> reporter: materials like metal cars and concrete will be recycled but there are other particulates that have residents concerned. >> my biggest concerns are the
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environmental impact, long term and short term. >> reporter: and that concern is being heard loud and clear. >> and we just want it make sure that we're handling it in a way that will cause absolutely no concern or problem. >> reporter: to that end -- >> each property is being monitored continually throughout the site boundaries is also continued and we are moving around the different neighborhoods both up wind and down wind. >> reporter: as each property gets cleaned up they will receive a sticker on the sign showing the progress but these signs haven't replaced the signs that have been been erected, thanking the many who worked so hard to save the community. the magnitude of what's happened has not been forgotten by those who work the site. >> they understand they are in people's homes and they are taking their loved 30 sessions. >> reporter: but as possessions are removed and the physical signs begin to fade, will the memories? >> oh, absolutely not. i don't think -- every time you step outside and take a look to the right-hand side of our block here, you know, there's
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lots of memories. but there will always be that memory, that sad devastating memory of what has happened. of course, my heart goes out to the people that are lost. >> that was rick villaroman reporting. and tonight a ruptured gas line in orinda is under chrome. a construction crew broke the pipe last night. that seems to be the case in a lot of these incidents lately. simon perez on why the pipelines seem to get hit over and over again. >> that first thing you get located where you want to do the work. a breakthrough on state >> the first thing you do is you make the call to eight one one. you get your site located where you want to do your work. >> reporter: pleasanton contractor jeff debernardi explains the first step in avoiding underground pipeline damage. dialing 811 connects you to a national nonprofit group that arranges for utility
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workers to come out and mark where the underground lines r it's simple. contractors just have to avoid digging where the paint is. >> could be contractor error meaning though it might be marked they might not be taking enough care, they might have gotten too close to it, maybe using heavy equipment when maybe they should have been doing more hand digging. >> reporter: the other reason an underground pipe is hit is because the location wasn't marked properly. that can happen especially with older pipes because going back 100 years, maps lose their accuracy. >> we hit a pipe because of that. they did mark the utilities where they thought they were. but because of the age of the utilities that were underground, they didn't have it properly mapped, properly marked. >> reporter: but things are changing. modern construction has better maps plus -- >> when we're running the newer plastic gas lines, we are going to be running the tracer wire that if somebody does need to locate this they can connect an electrical charge to this and it will --their meters will be able to pick it up underground. this is a tape that we put down inside the trench with the sand so that if somebody were to ever dig, hopefully they would come across this before they came across the gas line. >> reporter: all the modern
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technology still comes down to call before you dig. in pleasanton, simon perez cbs 5. it's the reason some people avoid the emergency room altogether. now how you can check the wait time before you even leave for the hospital. it's about to be game over for a whole bunch of bay area kids. why the sports programs are getting the axe. flying dope out of the bay area. >> it would be impossible to smoke up all the marijuana that's being produced in california. >> the pot pipeline, coming up in minutes. ,,,,,,,,,,
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carlos airport. several engines responded after a fire was reported inside one of the hangars. it was called in at 4:23 this afternoon. and as you can see, damage was limited to the hangar wall and roof. emergency room wait times are up across the country. even a few extra minutes in the waiting room can mean complication and even death. sharon chin joins us now from san jose to show us the simple thing two south bay hospitals are planning to make wait times shorter and improve quality of care. sharon. >> reporter: 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. the busiest time in the emergency room. if you want to find out how long your wait it, it's as easy as picking up your phone. reporter: when the emergency room is busy, pat dreads sitting in the waiting room. >> it's terrible. just awful. especially if you feel like you're really sick and need to go. take me, take me.
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>> reporter: pat and her daughter daughter can now get wait times over their cell phones. >> i think knowing what the wait would be and being able to choose which hospital would be a good idea. >> reporter: good samaritan and region medical center are the first northern california hospitals to give updated emergency room wait times over the phone and their website. you text er to the number 23000 from a cell phone and to your zip code when prompted --enter your zip code when prompted and you get a text describing the wait. >> regional medical center is 9 minutes, good samaritan 13 minutes. >> the average patients with the bumps, bruises, colds, sore throats, ear infections, gastrointestinal illness, this is will be a very nice tool for them to figure out what is the fastest facility that can leave -- that can relieve their pain and suffering. >> reporter: the waiting room times are updated every half hour. your texted response also comes with a toll-free number to talk to a nurse. >> should be following up with
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their regular doctor. other recommendations for medication or should they be coming immediately to the emergency room to seek advanced medical care? >> reporter: nationwide it takes an average 58 minutes to see an emergency room doctor from the time you went to the door. good samaritan and regional medical say their average wait times are between 20 to 30 minutes and they hope texting wait times will reduce the delay even more. >> it will spread out the volume in the emergency department and hopefully people don't have to wait as long. >> reporter: but remember, don't text if you really need 911. >> obviously if there is a cardiac event, stroke or trauma, that supersedes this. >> reporter: so we texted to find out the current wait times and let's see what we have here. okay, good samaritan, 8 minutes. regional medical center, 16 minutes. but that's about right because there are about a dozen people in there and not all of them are patients. >> a positive technological advancement. love it. sharon, thank you. budget cuts in one south bay city will soon impact thousands of its youngest
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residents. police, athletic league teams will be cut immediately in san jose, mostly on the east side. len ramirez on what sports will be eliminated and how the programs might be saved. reporter: it's no secret that sports keep kids off the streets and out of trouble. for more than 40 years, san jose's police activities league has been teaching kids how to legally swing, kick and hit. but now it's "pal" itself trying to avoid a knockout blow. the sergeant who runs 12 sports programs for 12,000 kids in the south bay knows that day has finally arrived. >> just like many city entities right now, we're taking massive cuts across the board. >> reporter: last year at this time, five officers were administering all of the sports programs here. then last june, one officer retired and was not replaced. last monday two others officers
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were reasigned to patrol duties. that left just two officers doing the work of five. some sports now will definitely have to be cut and there are questions as to whether or not the entire "pal" program can survive. >> this program doesn't work all these kids are going to be out of sports and out on the street because a lot of programs are being cut at high school level and when you don't have it in high school level, they come here. if this one is cut here, they have nowhere to go. >> reporter: r.j. castro is a parent and coach. he says volunteers like him will have to step up even more than they do now if they want to keep p.a.l. alive. >> we have lost a couple of maintenance folks. we have to turn off the lights and lock the gates. those are the people we'll need more of, ones who will be willing to do that. definitely need more volunteers to step up. >> reporter: san jose police brass also have a plan. officers currently assigned to desk duties could be reassigned to help with p.a.l. but to keep kids out of trouble, officers already know
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they will have to do a lot more with less. in san jose, len ramirez, cbs 5. roberta! >> dana! >> it's thursday! [ laughter ] >> which means i have your weekend forecast. everybody has plans for the weekend. and it's going to be sunny and bright and it's going to be extremely dry. and we will be experiencing some near or record heat. this is san jose where today's high topped off at 79 degrees down from the average high of 82. currently we are at 74 there with a northwest breeze at 16. oh, the coast is clear. that's lovely. today's high temperature right there in ocean beach near 70 degrees. so if you are out and about this evening, temperatures now tumbling into the upper 50s, low 60s at the beaches. lots of sunshine bayside and we're still at 81 degrees in sonoma. overnight cloud-free. 53 in santa rosa to the mid-50s across the silicon valley. we have the jet stream and it's
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way over here to the north of us. guiding storms along a particular path. high pressure is nestling into the state of california from the top to the bottom portion of the state. we are going to experience an offshore flow resulting in 76 degrees in daly city. 86 in san jose. so numbers are going up by a good 8 degrees in many of our neighborhoods tomorrow. concord 90s. outside number 93 in danville, alamo, also in brentwood. meanwhile, the north bay numbers stacking up like this. 69 in stinson beach to 90 in sonoma. by the way, this weekend is the floating homes tour in sausalito at 75 degrees. your forecast for the weekend: unhealthy air quality and high fire danger on monday. we'll talk more about that next time around, guys -- or girls
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-- or ladies. >> anything. >> bff! >> all right, roberta. thank you. one of california's candidates for governor dueling with a california sheriff. that's in two minutes. [ male announcer ] as the ceo of hp,
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carly fiorina laid off 30,000 workers. when you're talking about massive layoffs, which we did... perhaps the work needs to be done somewhere else. [ male announcer ] fiorina shipped jobs to china. and while californians lost their jobs, fiorina tripled her salary. bought a million dollar yacht. and five corporate jets. i'm proud of what i did at hp. [ male announcer ] carly fiorina. outsourcing jobs. out for herself. [ barbara boxer ] i'm barbara boxer and i approve this message. has caught the attention ofa statements on gubernatorial candidate jerry brown's website have caught the attention of a sacramento sheriff. as koula gianulias tells us, he has some harsh words for the democratic candidate. >> reporter: it's law versus
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order. sacramento's sheriff takes on california's attorney general. john mcguinness criticized a campaign statement on jerry brown's website targeting opponent meg whitman for record spending money that could be used instead to pay for police and teachers. >> he should mutt his money where his mouth is. >> reporter: we did the math and brown could cover 196 sacramento deputies for one year with the $28 million his campaign has raised so far. whitman with $119 million could pay for 833 deputies. but mcguinness says he doesn't really believe the candidates should hand over their war chests. he just felt the need to call out brown for a hypocritical statement. >> i offered that thought with a little bit of, uhm, i guess absurdity to make a point. >> reporter: the brown campaign stands by its criticism of whitman's record spending. and as for the sheriff's a spokesman says, i believe sheriff mcguinness may have more important and less partisan things to worry about. mcguinness says there is nothing more important than california's future and he
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thinks whitman is the one who will bring real reform to a government in crisis. >> what we need is long term thoughtful well reasoned sustainable plans to fund those critical services that people need. >> reporter: the sheriff said he sat down with meg whitman and listened to her proposals before making his decision to endorse her. in sacramento, koula gianulias, cbs 5. today, three city leaders from bell accused of corruption are out on bail. but they are not talking. as dave lopez reports, there is a new controversy surrounding the city's police officer. >> reporter: bell city councilmembers jacobo, artiga and george cole the so-called godfather of bell politics spent 24 hours in jail before bailing out yesterday. according to sources and neighbors, we were told that all three were resting at home today. in bell. >> councilman?
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mr. artiga? >> reporter: the welcome mat pulled back at all three place and the message loud and clear. i hear you knocking but you can't come in. >> whatever comes out in the records you're not fearful? >> no. >> reporter: bring on the investigation? >> bring it on. i welcome it. >> reporter: that's what cole told me a few weeks ago before he was indicted on 12 counts of misappropriation of public funds and faces up to six years in state prison. >> very serious alleged criminal activity. >> reporter: robert rizzo the one time $800,000 a year city manager for bell appeared to be fighting sleep when the judge echoed those words. no break on bail from this judge and rizzo and four other defendants today remain behind bars unable to make bail. and now add another controversy to the bell plot. one-time bell police chief randy adams who made $457,000 a year was hired by rizzo even though adams claimed that he was disabled. through his attorney, no comment from adams. but adams, who commuted daily from his home in simi valley to bell according to papers made it very clear that he was disabled because of a bad back
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and bad knees. and rizzo according to documents was well aware of that and signed off on it anyway and because of adams' salary at bell and that disability agreement, adams, who will make $411,000 a year in an annual pension will now have $205,000 of that money tax- free. is it legal? >> i am acquainted with the former police chief. he was a long-time cheever of glendale. he was not charged because there was no evidence to charge him. >> reporter: that response two days ago when the d.a. was asked why wasn't adams indicted? today's comments from cooley? "as i said tuesday, this is an ongoing investigation. i'm not going to discuss the targets of any ongoing investigation." numerous sources confirm the bell investigation is far from over. from bell, dave lopez, cbs 5. even for police veterans, the numbers were shocking. >> i have been in drug law enforcement for 40 years. and quite frankly, i was astounded. >> a drug pipeline in the bay
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area to tobacco road. what lead investigators to a small -- what led investigators to a small airport and a big- time marijuana ring. and entirely different kind of drug drop this weekend. who wants to take your drugs off your hands no questions asked? ,,,,,,
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california, a new report cas the golden state the leading marijuana is our state's cash crop in a big way. so much is now growing in california, a any report calls the golden state the lead exporter of weed worldwide. and we have learned that the pipeline starts here in the bay area. ken bastida has a story you will only see on cbs 5. >> reporter: august 5, 2010. 8:27:00 a.m. this 1976 piper takes off and will make landings in new mexico, lubbock, texas, and the final destination at the shelby airport in north carolina just after midnight. and that's where local law enforcement personnel were waiting. the sheriff's department in shelby says the plane was
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filled with 173 pounds of marijuana. arrested, three men from northern california. one, a united airlines pilot. 45-year-old james hathaway of berkeley. who would ever guess that hayward, california, has anything in common with shelby, north carolina? but we found out that this runway is one of the jumping off points of a major drug route. >> there is a definite tie between a lot of what's going on in north carolina today and what's going on in california. that seems to be a pipeline. >> reporter: former dea special agent in charge heads up a state agency that monitors drug trafficking and says the seizure in north carolina highlights a trend. marijuana production in california is way up. >> the numbers were just off the charts. i have been in drug law enforcement for 40 years. quite frankly, i was astounded. >> reporter: using formulas set up by the united nations, a new state report estimates that
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california produces 69,000 metric tons of marijuana last year. that's more than double the amount produced in all of mexico. it's so much pot, that the report concludes that california is the biggest exporter in the world. >> it would be impossible if pretty much everybody in the state was toked up every day to smoke up all the marijuana produced in california. the wars in mexico today started over marijuana. >> reporter: but critics of the report say not so fast. >> given the history of these kinds of studies, i find that very suspicious. >> reporter: chris conrad testifies as an expert witness in marijuan trials. he says the formulas used to come up with the pot production estimates are way off. >> when you follow the claimed quantities compared to what you actually get when you weigh and examine it like i do in court, it's about one 7th of what they start off claiming. >> reporter: he believes there is an interior motive. >> the timing is suspect
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because it coordinates with this cannabis legalization initiative in california. >> reporter: he doesn't see it that way. >> one of the reasons behind that report was to get the attention of the folks in washington. it's not a local problem. it's a national problem. and if that's a political move, that's the way it is. >> reporter: yeah. the three suspects in the north carolina bust are still behind bars. $5million bail each. united airlines tells us that the pilot james hathaway has been terminated. doesn't work there anymore. meanwhile, the u.s. attorneys office won't confirm or deny reports that it's now involved in the investigation. >> so the pot that was going to north carolina, do the feds think that was its final destination or was it scheduled to go somewhere else? >> no, it's off-loaded there. that's perfect for the east coast. they can go to florida, all along the eastern seaboard. that's their motive. they hit these little county airports not the big airports. they take off at hayward, land in shelby.
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>> yup. >> there you go. >> all right. well, somebody caught them this time. >> mm-hm. >> also, ken, thanks. before you go to bed tonight, open your medicine cabinet and take a good look. do you see any unused or unwanted prescription drugs? well, pull them out. dr. kim mulvihill is here to explain what to do next. >> reporter: on saturday you can drop these medication off at a number of locations around the bay area. why? well, prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the u.s., especially among youth. one bay area mother found out the hard way. reporter: on her dining room table, april rivero of san ramon spreads out dozens of pictures of her son joey, capturing a happy toddler, handsome young man, healthy competitive athlete soon to graduate from college. that all suddenly changed. with a hand. of prescription drugs, joey obtained from an unscrupulous doctor. after night of the celebrating
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with friends, joey popped some pills for fun, drank a little alcohol and then -- >> went to sleep and just never woke up. >> reporter: joey stopped breathing and died. the prescription drugs joey abused included oxycodone, xanax and so soma. it's a huge problem. >> we have to pay special attention to what's in our medicine cabinets. you need to get those drugs that you haven't finished say your prescription for a painkiller or any other medication that's harmful as these are out of there, they need to be treated as loaded weapons because they really are. >> reporter: however, many americans don't know how to properly get rid of the drugs. flushing them down the toilet or throwing them away are not safe options. >> we don't want that to happen because that can endanger many members of the public. >> reporter: anthony williams is with the federal drug enforcement agency. this weekend, the agency is
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sponsoring a national drug take- back day. people can drop off any unwanted prescription drugs at designated sites around the bay area. no questions asked. >> the whole idea is to to make sure this is a safe disposal of pharmaceuticals. >> reporter: april created the national coalition against prescription drug abuse to spread the word that these pills can kill. >> i want no one else ideally to have to suffer as we have from this. >> reporter: now, to find out where you can drop off your unwanted prescription drugs or to find out more information about april's national coalition, just go to cbs5.com and click on news and then click on health. >> it's a great program. you were saying it wasn't even a lot he overdosed on. >> the combination of medications and alcohol, people don't think this and this and this and this -- combining it can be deadly. >> it's a great idea that the dea is in charge of. kim, thank you. it was a terrible crash that claimed lives.
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but it could have been worse. the honor just given to the heroes who pulled one man to safety. and with all the new technology and equipment out there, why do some firefighters still use these? that's tonight's "good question." the giants let loose in the windy city. i' kim coyle. is the winningest coach in the nba out? the latest on don nelson coming up in sports. ,,,,,,,,,, mm, my water just broke!
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preventative tool to crime is a good public education but we are underfunding education and as a result, having to overfund our department of corrections. >> the naacp says in the past 20 years, california's spending on prisons has risen 20 times faster than on higher education. the group held a similar rally today in los angeles. three san francisco sheriff's deputies were honored this morning for risking their own lives to pull three people out of a burning car. the city's police chief and fire chief spoke at the community heroes breakfast along with the ceo of the bay area red cross and our own sydnie kohara. they recalled the courage. those deputies back in june. the deputies were on highway 280 when they came across a burning taxi on and of ramp. the cab crashed into a pillar. the deputies pulled out the
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driver and two ohio tourists. the tourists died but the deputies' quick actions helped save the driver's life. >> it's something we're not craned for, but when you see an incident occur, it is within our scope to protect and to serve although it's not something we're trained for. at this point it was a matter of life or death and you just act of. you don't think, you just act. >> the three deputies are still recovering from burnings. today they received the act of courage award from the red cross. coming up, why san francisco firefighters climbed the old-fashioned way. triple digits return to the bay area. the day you should expect the heat as eyewitness news continues. we'll be right back. ,,
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thing that hasn't changed in almost a century. when it comes to fighting fires in san francisco, there is one thing that hasn't changed in almost a century. why does the san francisco fire department still use wooden ladders? ken bastida has tonight's "good question."
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reporter: the city of san francisco formed its first official fire department in the summer of 1850. a lot of things have changed since then. but some things have not. the department is one of only a handful in the country that still uses wooden ladders. and the only one that actually makes their own. >> we have basically the first ladders that we have ever produced for the city and county. we're still using them and that was almost 100 years ago. >> reporter: michael braun the ladder shop foreman says it's simple. modern aluminum ladders won't work in this town. >> the main reason we use wood ladders is because of the conductivity of aluminum ladders in a city that's virtually all overhead wires. >> reporter: another reason goes back to a lesson learned during the great earthquake and fire of 1906. you have to get to the fire to fight it.
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>> various roofing ladders, ridge ladders, fire escape ladders, and smaller attic extension ladders to get into all the special areas in san francisco that have tight corners and tight areas to get into. >> reporter: it takes two to three weeks to handmake each ladder. the specially selected douglas fir rails and the hickory rungs can last for generations. but the pride of craftsmanship, that lasts forever. >> to know that when they go out and this equipment is being used, it will -- it's going to save people's lives. it's going out to do a very important job. >> reporter: i need your good questions. send them to me at cbs5.com. it felt like fall. but now summer is on the way. so you got to kind of decipher it all. it's going to be hot. >> we even heed up today by a good 10 degrees in many of our locations. this weekend everybody has plans. we have the big see jane run triathlon in pleasanton to help raise money for the breast cancer fund. and i have been told, ladies,
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that we have to go off on our swim i waves. air temperatures work 75 degrees at 7:00 a.m. they do it by ages. from 50 to 55 years old your to wear yellow. 49 to 45 you wear pink, juliette. and for 35 to 38 i get green. [ laughter ] >> oh, really. >> that's how they do the wave. >> all righty, then! >> see jane run this saturday, pleasanton. >> you get disqualified for lying about your age, right? >> we hope to see you out there. if you are not going to be participating support us and cheer us on as we raise money for a great cause. let's go ahead and head outside. our live cbs 5 weather camera where today we had highs from 66 degrees at half moon bay, it was all the way up to 85 in concord and livermore. you like those? can you look at these women here on the set? can you take a look at dana and
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jules? they are ready to rock see jane run on saturday in pleasanton. my goodness. oh, yeah. you guys can rock those caps. keep them on. i don't care what they are going to do to your hair. [ laughter ] >> all right! working for ya! it works. [ laughter ] >> all right. there you have the vacaville area where today's high temperature was 85. today's high was 69 degrees. and the coast is clear in fact officially tonight, sunset is at 7:04. and we are going to be able to see it. and tonight with that full moon, look at jupiter just hanging right about low it. right above us stormy necessary but that's where it's going to stay because we are under the influence of this huge dome of high pressure building in from the desert southwest into the eastern pacific. temperatures going way above normal for this time of the year. and in fact, look for near 100 degrees saturday, sunday inland areas, we are going to take a hit as far as our air quality is concerned on the moderate sight. perhaps unhealthy by monday
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with additional heat. offshore winds always check in on elderly, pets and kids. mountain view 84 degrees. 70s half moon bay. 86 san jose. low 90s for morgan hill through gilroy. east of the bay 74 in richmond. outside number will be 93 degrees in brentwood and in danville. remember, it was 85 today in livermore sporting 92 on friday. sunshine in stinson beach through bodega bay including dillon beach to 90 degrees in sonoma and at the delta including discovery bay. the extended forecast does call for nearly 100 degrees inland on saturday and sunday. triple digits record heat on monday, this heat wave is going to continue all the way through wednesday and thursday. mypix, sent in by lee klein. let's head to crissy field during this heat wave and keep the photos coming to mypix@cbs5.com.
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we are perplexed. >> we just cannot believe that it's three weeks into the football season and now we are going to talk about a whole new sport. basketball. >> if you want to win the championship, the nba championship, you have to start early. >> but now? >> you're not ready? >> it's time. it's time. more chances of having a winning team in the bay area -- [overlapping speakers] with training camp less than a week away looks like warriors head coach don nelson is on the way out. according to multiple reports, nelson will be let go before monday's media day. assistant keith smart will take
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over as head coach. nelly has one year and $6 million left on his contract but new owners joe lake and peter guber felt the change needed to be made now. right in the thick of the division race, the giants bats have gone quiet scoring just four runs in the last five games. but the wind was blowing out at wrigley tonight. courtesy of comcast sportsnet, second inning, juan uribe, number 21. 3-0 giants. still in the 2nd, uribe up again this time with the bases loaded and he goes deep again. it's a nine-run inning for the giants. they lead the cubs 13-0 in the 9th. blue jays and mariners, why you ask? jose bautista hit 16 home runs in 2006 with the pirates until his career high until this season against felix hernandez. bautista muscles up for his 50th homer of the season. he is just the 26th player in baseball history to reach that
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milestone. after the game, questions of steroids came up. >> have you ever used performance-enhancing drugs? >> absolutely not. it's been six years, seven years, since we have the new law in place for performance- enhancing or whatever to call them. it seems to be working. it's the most strict in all professional sports. so i don't see where those questions really coming up. vernon davis guarantees a win in kansas city on sunday against the chiefs looking to remain undefield. the chiefs are off to a great start despite being 30th in total offense. think the 9er defense is licking their chops against an offense that didn't score a touchdown last week end in cleveland? quarterback matt castle doesn't care about winning in style. >> we would love to win by 31 points and blow people out of the water. but that doesn't always happen. i'd rather win ugly every day of the week than lose pretty. >> playing 10:00 in the game we are plank the game.
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that's what i tell them. we are playing at 10:00 our time so get your [ bleep ] -- sorry, get ready. round one of the tour championship in atlanta no tiger in the field but there was a phil sighting on the 12th hole, from the fairway, mickelson holes out for an eagle. lefty 11-under tied for -- is 1- under tied for 6th. casey has a shot to win $10 million with a win on sunday at 4-under. bobby kramer's career with the ace is off to a 2-0 start that's about 10 years later than most with the as. >> it's been everything i hoped it would. you know, you have dreams about this growing up. and you never really know what it's going to be like until you get here and it's been amazing. beautiful stadium, great club houses. >> reporter: the glamorous side of baseball is only seen by a lucky few. and as pitcher bobby cramer is all too familiar with the other side. >> it's had me taking jobs and playing different places that
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most guys hopefully won't have to. >> reporter: crammer is baseball's ultimate journeyman. released from tampa's minor league system after injuries he took a job with shell oil and became a substitute math teacher. >> when i was working other jobs i still felt like i was a player taking some time off. i never said that to anybody, just because, you know, i would have sounded crazy. >> reporter: it was an as scout who didn't think he was crazy and coaxed him back to the game with no guarantees of sniffing the big leagues. last year at 29 he pitched his way to triple-a. >> i was back in a ball an wasn't getting phone calls from oakland. i didn't know if they knew what i was doing . sometimes you feel like you couldn't be further from reaching your dream. >> reporter: after a strong showing in sacramento, the 30- year-old made it to the show in kansas city becoming oakland's old he was pitcher to make his
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debut since 1945. >> there is a swing and a miss. >> the support that i have had has really come from my girlfriend and my parents, some people that, you know, believed in my dream as well as i did and, you know, wanted to see me make it as bad as i did. >> reporter: older than many on the as roster, kramer is learning how to sustain his career from veterans six years his junior. >> they love to get honest about doing rookie things and i have already gotten nailed a couple of times on some stuff. >> when you spent that much time trying to get here i think you appreciate it more and you know that your opportunities -- your window of opportunity is smaller and you will have a little more mental side to take full advantage of it. the odds of my sticking around and playing the next 10 years are slim so i'm going to center to continue to battle for everything i'm going to get. >> of course, cramer takes the mound tomorrow against texas. while he was out of baseball he played in rec leagues on sundays and he couldn't watch major league baseball at that
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time. too painful. >> heartbreaking, i'm sure. >> yeah. >> we are teaming an eye on baseball. now basketball. >> that's right. >> i'm thinking march madness. this is september. [ laughter ] >> christmas and everything is all right around the corner. >> you could pay me $6 million to go away for a year. i'll go as far away as you want me to go. >> i'm not feeling bad for nelson. >> they said they were going to evaluate the team when they came in and i guess it took a while for them to figure it out. i'm sure the new coach will do a great job. >> this matches your shirt. take that. >> i just want to see dana wear this one more time because i have never seen anything rock a swim cap as dana king did although you are not going -- >> you are not going to find me swing. >> she is a rower. >> that's a first. >> i like this color. >> "eye on the bay" is next. ,,,,,,,,
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the black widow spider's severe bite can cause coma and even death. the african black mamba can kill a man with one bite.
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but there's an even deadlier predator cigarettes, produced by big tobacco, which take a life every six point five seconds.